United Kingdom’s Prince Philip has a reputation for lacking tact in many of his public comments. Occasionally these comments can be turned on him immediately. An example of this is the time […]
Maybe Another Career Would Be In Order?
The top treasury official for the United Kingdom, Lord Randolph Churchill (1849-1894), while Chancellor of the Exchequer, expressed his confusion about decimal points: “I could never figure out what those damned dots […]
Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire
The World’s Biggest Liar competition is held every year in Cumbria, England. Contestants have five minutes to tell the biggest and most-convincing lie. Lawyers and politicians are barred from participating, out of […]
He Was a Scrooge When It Came to Henry VIII
“The plain truth is, that [Henry VIII] was a most intolerable ruffian, a disgrace to human nature, and a blot of blood and grease upon the History of England.” — Charles Dickens
Laughing to Death Over Royalty
The Scottish aristocrat Thomas Urquhart (1611-1660) was a noted polymath and first translator of French Renaissance writer Francois Rabelais into English. It is said that one of the greatest signs of genius […]
Which is More Formidable?
In the early days of World War II, the Duke of Windsor (the former King Edward VIII), paid visits to French troops to help boost their morale. His flaccid grasp of the […]
A Royal Snack
Second only to Elizabeth II herself, the star attraction at the 1953 Coronation was the massive Queen of Tonga, Salote Tupou III. As she rode by in an open carriage with her […]
Adding New Meaning to “Having the Runs”
In honor of World Toilet Day (November 19, for those of you who havent yet sent out your annual World Toilet Day greeting cards), take note that the world record for running […]
The Name is Bigger than The Village
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch is the longest village name in the world (and third longest geographical name). it is located in Wales, and yes there are four l’s in a row!
Racing The Cheese
For nearly 200 years competitors have gathered at Cooper’s Hill in Gloucester, England for the annual Cheese Rolling. Hordes of fearless contestants chase an 8-pound Double Gloucester cheese wheel down a steep […]
It Must Be a Pain Addressing Letters to This Address
Ffordd Ffriddoedd Ffriddoedd Road is located in the settlement of Bangor in Wales. source